USA Volleyball to Host Men's Worlds Qualifier in Irvine

July 23, 2009, 1:09 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 23, 2009) – USA Volleyball has announced that it will host the 2010 Men’s World Championship Qualification Tournament for NORCECA Pool F on Aug. 15-17 at the Bren Events Center on the campus of UC Irvine in Irvine, Calif.

Men’s volleyball teams from the United States, Panama, Guatemala and Dominican Republic will compete in the event. The 2010 World Championship will be held Sept. 24-Oct. 10, 2010, in Italy.

The World Championship qualifying process began around the world last December. From NORCECA, Puerto Rico has already qualified.

“Obviously it is very important for our team to qualify for the 2010 World Championship,” said U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe (Huntington Beach, Calif.). “It will be great to compete in front of a truly home crowd in Southern California as we work to qualify.”

Tickets for the event will be $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Groups of 15 or more can get tickets for $8 each and an all-session pass is $25. Tickets are on sale now at the Bren Center box office at (949) 824-5000 or at

Information about the Bren Center is available at

More information about World Championship qualifying is available on the FIVB web site.